California

Another View: Taxes not the answer for state’s economy

This month marks Presidents Day, and as we celebrate Lincoln’s birthday it’s timely that we look at the tax farce troubling his home state of Illinois. Last year, in a ...

Placer SPCA opposes repeal of animal adoption mandate

Placer SPCA announced its opposition Monday to Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed repeal of an animal adoption mandate. Pet advocates say the mandate, created by the 1998 enactment of ...

Clean up after breath tests

A bicycle ride on the various roads and neighborhoods throughout Placer County shows the rider that (law enforcement is) curbing the constant problem of suspected and possible drun ...

Community Portrait: Like his father and granddad, Vitas likes Auburn just fine

For over 120 years members of Fred Vitas’ family have lived in the Auburn area. That goes back a long way, and Vitas is part of the third generation to carry on his family’s na ...

Connect county with 211 service

I thank The Auburn Journal for the article on 211 Placer County (“211 community service call directory proposed for Placer County,” Journal, Jan. 18). Additional information is ...

Make California votes matter

Once again, a tiny segment of the U.S. electorate has chosen the non-incumbent presidential candidate for us. When I saw today that John Huntsman dropped out of the race, and we ...

Our View: College expenses worth the scrutiny

Editor's note: The editorial below has been changed to reflect that the $2.5 million in total salary figures for 19 Sierra College staff members includes administrative positions s ...

Our View: Access and education are needed

It’s a tale of two struggles. The Americans with Disabilities Act has been in existence since 1990. Its ultimate goal of creating access for all, especially those with disabilit ...

Californians vote wrongly

Re: “California, sadly, not business-friendly,” by Grant Shaw (Reader Input, Jan. 5). Mr. Shaw’s pertinent letter begs the question: Why do we Californians choose lawmakers w ...

No, thank you, to any tax increases

“Brown warns of school cuts if taxes rejected,” (Journal, Jan. 6). I thought that “recent polls show that a majority of Californians support tax increases” — at least th ...